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Photo: Tony Cianciotto We are pleased to share an exciting breakthrough in the Bonefish Reproductive Research Project, a pioneering collaborative research project of BTT and FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). The goal of the project is to acquire new knowledge in bonefish spawning behavior, reproduction, and the early life stages to advance the conservation […]

The Atlantic Menhaden Management Board of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote tomorrow on a proposed reduction in catch limit for the Atlantic menhaden, an important food source for tarpon, striped bass, and other sportfish. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the American Saltwater Guides Association recently submitted a letter urging the ASMFC’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board […]

Eleven Angling, a leader in international destination fishing trips and expeditions, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. “We are proud to renew our continued support of BTT’s efforts to protect bonefish, tarpon, and permit, as well as the environments in which they reside,” said Zeke […]

Patagonia, an outdoor equipment and apparel company based in Ventura, California, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Platinum Corporate Sponsor. “Our mission statement is simple,” said Ted Manning, Patagonia’s director of fly fishing. “We’re in business to save our home planet. That means we are solution-driven. Everything we do—from the […]

Two Nations, One Fishery

October 8, 2020

Collaborative research efforts continue between BTT and University of Havana BY CHRIS SANTELLA Political regimes change…and sometimes they don’t. Either way, it doesn’t mean a thing to fish. “Nature does not understand politics,” ventured Dr. Jorge Alberto Angulo-Valdes, a scientist who splits his time between the Center for Marine Research, University of Havana and Eckerd […]

SIMMS, a leading manufacturer of fishing gear and apparel, has renewed its Silver Sponsorship of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Florida Keys Initiative, which seeks to protect, restore and conserve the Keys’ flats fishery through research and education. “Protecting our fisheries has been a priority for SIMMS since it was founded,” said Casey Sheahan, SIMMS’ CEO. “During […]

Thrive Creative Labs, a full-service outdoors marketing agency based in Oviedo, Florida, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation mission as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. Founded by Jay and Susan Rieckmann, Thrive has helped to shape the brands of its clients, both locally and across the country, for more than 25 years. […]

We are excited to introduce Parker Mateo Ucan Bertram as our first BTT Youth Ambassador from Mexico! The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Youth Ambassadors Program was created in 2018 and strives to recognize outstanding young leaders in flats fishing and ocean conservation. Nominated by our Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, Dr. Addiel Perez, our newest Youth Ambassador […]

Tarpon Fishing Survey

September 14, 2020

Have you ever fished for Atlantic tarpon? Want to support the conservation of the Silver King? By completing this survey at http://bit.ly/TarponSurvey your knowledge and opinions will shed light on the health of Atlantic tarpon populations. The insights you share will help guide future science on tarpon, as well as shape how we lobby for […]

On October 6, 2017, BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, Dr. Addiel Perez, tagged a bonefish as part of his study of bonefish movements in the region. This past June, three years later, BTT received a report from an angler who recaptured that same bonefish in front of the Acocote Inn in Xcalak, just one kilometer from […]